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praisane A banner for the Helsinki Summer Olympics 1940 which ended up being delayed until 1952 thanks to the antics of a certain Herr Hitler and Comrade Stalin. #olympicgames #summerolympics #helsinki #finland #1940 #1952 2d

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  •   sassy_iej nice pic i like it! 2d
  •   journeyappstore Hi :) We are creating a very special app. It is to help people with disabilities communicate with one another. If you can help out & sign up for the beta testing on PostYourJourney.com that would help out a ton 1d

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cotton_to_cashmere Estadi Olímpic De Montjuic #Barcelona #Spain 1992 #SummerOlympics 4d

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hopedealing #DC2024 | I'm all for hosting the #SummerOlympics but I have my reservations. 4d

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mollyannluna Happy #SundayFunday! Hit the #SantaMonica beach with my love @teamlunagains Active rest day for both of us after last nights intense round at the bar. Squat bar that is Bushing up on our frisbee and vball skills. 2016 #SummerOlympics look out! 1w

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  •   iamjak_mosaic cool! can you check out my woodwork and repost your favorite on your page? just tag my ig in the info, thanks!! 1w

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mattytaylor123 Working at Eton college rowing centre #DorneyLake #SummerOlympics #WorkingAway 2w

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stucane Вот и весь Лондон... ) #heathrowairport #summerolympics #goalkeeper 2y

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rio2016olympicsgames Rio is ready for you! Are to ready? #rio2016 #summerolympics 2w

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centresquare_dev We love a good #stadium here at @centresquare_dev check out this arial shot of #london #olympicstadium
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was constructed to serve as the host stadium for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Currently the stadium is closed for renovations but once reopened it will have a capacity of 54,000 and home to West Ham Football Club and British Athletics.
#summerolympics #olympics #Westham #worldstadiums #sport #athletics #football #soccer #london
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born120 Remembering the 1904 'Savages' Olympics'

The Olympics weren’t always the celebration of world cultures you see today. Watching the hundreds of countries proudly waving their flags as they enter during the opening ceremonies.
At the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri the games hadn’t yet become the spectacle they are today. As Slate put it in a 2008 article, “Even in the U.S., the Olympics were seen less as an epochal sporting event than as yet another attraction at the World's Fair.”
But in 1904, aside from the human zoos—exhibitions set up so fairgoers could gawk at Indigenous Peoples—that were on display at the World’s Fair, something else happened that made the games that year particularly troubling.
James E. Sullivan, the head of the 1904 fair’s Department of Physical Culture—a group meant to promote American athleticism, decided to have some of the Indigenous Peoples from the exhibitions at the fair compete in sporting events against white athletes as a way to prove white superiority. According to Slate, Sullivan called it the “Special Olympics,” but it was officially dubbed the 1904 Anthropology Days because Sullivan brought William McGee, of the fair’s Department of Anthropology, in on the action.
McGee, founding president of the American Anthropological Association, planned to collect data from the events that would prove the Indigenous People’s athletic inferiority, but the event was a farce. Pitting trained athletes against competitors who didn’t know the rules or understand them when they were explained in English—a foreign tongue—wasn’t exactly a fair scientific experiment.
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  •   born120 To give an example of how badly it went, the indigenous competitors didn’t understand the concept of breaking through the tape at the finish line of the foot races: Some stopped short of the tape, others ran under it, Slate reported.
    Other events included the high and long jump, tree climbing, archery, shot put, fighting demonstrations, mud throwing and a Mohawk vs. Seneca lacrosse match.
    People from many places took part in the events including Africa, South America, the Middle East, the Philippines and Japan. Some did find the event to be in poor taste, including Olympics founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Years later in his memoirs, he said, "I mean the 'Anthropological Days', whose events were reserved for Negroes, Indians, Filipinoes and Ainus, with the Turks and Syrians thrown in for good measure! That was twenty-six years ago!... Now tell me that the world has not advanced since then and that no progress has been made in sporting spirit..."
    One somewhat good thing can be said, the racist spectacle wasn’t well attended and because it was so poorly managed, McGee wasn’t able to get much data, so his findings of athletic inferiority weren’t proven as he’d hoped.
    It’s hard to believe that just eight years after this racist display, Jim Thorpe, Sac & Fox, swept both the decathlon and the pentathlon, taking gold medals and setting world records at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/08/03/remembering-1904-savages-olympics-127127 3w

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offseasonapparel "if it doesnt challenge you, it doesnt change you"
@trainingfreak setting her focus on Olympics in Rio 2016
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